10 Reasons to Choose Quality Early Learning and Child Care

Expert knowledge Early childhood educators are experts in child development and are trained to create inspiring learning environments!
Intentionality Early childhood educators provide your child the gift of time and attention. They will stop and explore the new flowers or jump in the mud puddles with your child.
Young at heart Early childhood educators know how to have fun! They’re not afraid to be silly and laugh with your child; all while nurturing your child’s creativity and helping to build their self-confidence.
Setting limits Every child needs reasonable boundaries, such as no playing ball inside. Early childhood educators set limits and support families in doing the same.
Love of literacy Early childhood educators read and tell stories, sing songs, and do puppet shows to inspire a love of language and to build early literacy skills.
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Confidence boost Early childhood educators provide safe opportunities for your child to be independent and to become confident in their personality and decision making skills.
Inspired learning Early childhood educators ask open-ended questions to inspire creative thought and curiosity, to encourage children to explore, and to make learning fun.
Life skills Early childhood educators use their expertise to develop programs that use play as a tool for teaching math, literacy, science and essential life skills that last for life!
Making friends Early childhood educators are educated to appropriately support children to gain social skills, which are so important in making friends and developing positive relationships!
Helping hand Everyone gets stumped by parenting from time to time - juggling schedules, demands, and behaviours. When it gets tough and you need someone to talk to, reach out to your child’s early childhood educator!
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This event has been approved by the Early Learning and Child Care Board for 2.00 professional development training hours.

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Loose Parts Play – Why and Why Not!

The theory and approach behind the world wide phenomena of Loose Parts Play began with Simon Nicholson, an architect who recognized children's need to have access to "all the things that satisfy ones curiosity and give us the pleasure that results from discovery and invention!"


This session is an opportunity to explore loose parts play as adults, while considering and
reflecting together about:
- what's involved in sourcing, managing and using loose parts.
- the knowledge, skills and dispositions of adults who facilitate loose parts play.
- the benefits and possibilities of this sustainable and inclusive approach to play.

 

*We will be doing a draw for a loose parts kit! You have to be in attendance to win


Facilitated by:
Sharon Hachey, ECE, BPA Human Services. 


Sharon's passion for collecting, curating and creating with loose parts has its spark in her early years. She grew up in a large and resourceful family where almost everything was recycled, upcycled and repurposed before those words made it into our everyday vocabulary! In her current role as the Early Childhood Resource Coordinator with the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning and throughout her 35 year career as an ECE, she believes in the lifelong pursuit of play for the well being and learning of individuals and society. She values the joy and potential of loose parts and the play associated with them and strives to enhance accessibility for all.

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